Ledebouria glauca

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ledebouria glauca S.Venter
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/07/22
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread (EOO 31 0833 km²), but rarely recorded species. It is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West
Range
Widespread across the dry northern interior of South Africa.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Deep sandy soils in open, grassy places in woodland and thornveld.
Population

This species is known from only a few, scattered records over a wide area. Venter (1993) reports that it is rare, with plants occurring as widely scattered individuals. Its distribution falls within the botanically most poorly explored areas of South Africa, and it is possible that it is overlooked and more common than records suggest. It also very likely occurs in similar habitat in the Kalahari areas of Botswana and Namibia, but has not yet been recorded there.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Venter, S. 1993. A revision of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Unpublished MSc. Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.


Venter, S. 2008. Synopsis of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Herbertia 62:85-155.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria glauca S.Venter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/07/24

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